“A personal, firsthand tour through one of the great scientific revolutions of the past several centuries, from a major contributor to that revolution.”
~Daniel Davis, Stony Brook University
This week we’re featuring Plate Tectonics and Great Earthquakes: 50 Years of Earth-Shaking Events, by Lynn R. Sykes, who played a key role in the birth of plate tectonics, conducting revelatory research on earthquakes. In this book, he gives an invaluable insider’s perspective on the theory’s development and its implications. Today, we are happy to present our readers an excerpt from the book’s preface.